Wednesday, May 09, 2012

STREAMS report

You may have noticed all Multipuload links for STREAMS 39-71 have been taken offline, fallout from the famous Megaupload shutdown. We plan on eventually making these downloads available again through our Bandcamp account, but this may take some time. So if you got the STREAMS the first time around, feel lucky!

In more exciting news, we are finalizing production on the STREAMS 2 box set, due out this year on Blast First Petite. We couldn't be more thrilled as BFP main man Paul Smith has backed some of our favorite music from our lifetime -- Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Pansonic, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Big Black, Butthole Surfers, to name a few. It's a big honor to be among the current BFP roster with heavyweights like John Fahey, Michael Chapman, and Charlemagne Palestine.

STREAMS 2 is an expansion on its predecesor and covers the years 2007-2009, featuring edits and remixes from STREAMS 39-63, plus studio outtakes, radio sessions, unreleased instrumentals and more. More details to come of course ... watch the skies for magic info!! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Live at The Smell
Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 2012
Thanks to Lucky Dragons, Thulebasen, White Magic

Thursday, February 16, 2012


February 2006
Wien Hall, Columbia University
JFR returns to his alma mater as Excepter performs on checkerboard floors in a former insane asylum-turned dormitory for unlucky sophomores. JFR and NNCK creative director would often lunch here (Taco Bell 69 cents) in formative years of the young people's NYC avant garde scene 94-95. This night we played with Blues Control and Lala's band Imaginary People. Lala provides request for "Pink Panther Theme" on untuned piano as introduction to the enduction.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Recorded live to stereo, May 8, 2005
Sonic Protest Festival, Paris France.

The last show of the European tour. A long road running up from pilot home at ZDB Lisbon through Porto to Vigo to Bilbao, cutting across to Barcelona, then a mad dash through the Alps to Paris. A slice of hoof if you're lucky. Twenty minutes sleep in a hallway or hushed in a hostel. We lived in gay bars. But he took it too far. The last show with Calder and Caitlin.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011



Recorded live to stereo April 1st, 2005, at the Eyedrum Festival, Atlanta, GA.

Act None / Jrone / Open Airlock / Running Around / The Last Dance / Be Nice

Big underground shindig thrown by the dudes in Deerhunter. In fact, Deerhunter main-man Brandon fan-tackled JFR before the set ... and hasn't been seen in the same room since. JFR would burn a few additional bridges (later rebuilt) by telling a long-time school pal that they "were only friends for fifteen minutes." Oddly about the same amount of time the band would let go by in its set before letting the rhythms drop. Magik Markers, Mirror Dogs and The No-Neck Blues Band were all present. Last US show with C&C line-up.


Thursday, July 21, 2011




The Wreck Room, Wednesday Night

NYC July 20th, 2011


Saturday, June 18, 2011


Excepter "Alternation" 2005 original studio session rough demo mixes, plus 22-minute, unedited 2003 take of "Apartment Living."

John Fell Ryan: vocals, synths, programming, sampler, percussion
Dan Hougland: synths, sampler, piano
Caitlin Cook: vocals
Calder Martin: vocals, percussion
Nathan Corbin: synths, programming
Jon Nicholson: vocal on "Apartment Living"
Linda Casey: vocal on "Apartment Living"

Recorded January 21-23, 2005 by Mitch Rackin at Tone Float Studio, Chinatown, NYC. Mixed and edited by John Fell Ryan February 2005. Except "Apartment Living" recorded December 3rd, 2003 at 382 Jeff Street.

Compare / contrast with
Excepter "Alternation" 2006 2LP/CD (Fusetron/5RC)
Additional production and recording at 382 Jeff Street after departure of Cook and Martin and arrival of Nicholson and Harrison, plus added live and home studio cuts recorded late 2005.
CD / 2LP / MP3